What a privilege to spend such an intimate moment with Toff and Macel, at this exciting time in their lives. Thank you for taking me to this special place in your love story, and for allowing me a glimpse of such a beautiful and exhilarating love!

The way she looks at him, the way he makes her laugh, they way they hold each other, the way they just make each other glow – every glance, every smile, every kiss – are all so thrilling and breathtaking, that it really does feel like watching two lead stars straight off the screen.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Rada, and may you have a lifetime of happiness, books, adventure, winter wonderlands and penguins!

#RadaGetSetGo!

I love her

and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

As he read,

I fell in love the way you fall asleep:

slowly, and then all at once.

“The Fault In Our Stars,” John Green


Laugh at the night, at the day, at the moon,

laugh at the twisted streets of the island,

laugh at this clumsy fool who loves you,

but when I open my eyes and close them,

when my steps go, when my steps return,

deny me bread, air, light, spring,

but never your laughter.

Pablo Neruda

There is not much left to see in this world if one sees her once.

Faraaz Kazi

No mistake about it.

Ice is cold; roses are red; I’m in love.

And this love is about to carry me off somewhere. The current’s too overpowering;

I don’t have any choice. It may very well be a special place, some place I’ve never seen before.

“Sputnik Sweetheart,” Haruki Murakami

(i do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens; only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

e.e. cummings

The moment we begin to seek love,

love begins to seek us.

And to save us.

“By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept,” Paulo Coelho

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

“The Prophet,” Kahlil Gibran

Thank you Toff and Macel for such a beautiful day!

Hair and Makeup by the bride’s sister, and amazing Maid of Honor, Marilen Jimenez!

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We sit and talk,
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes.

William Carlos Williams

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

E.E. Cummings

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

In love you loosened yourself like sea water:
I can scarcely measure the sky’s most spacious eyes
and I lean down to your mouth to kiss the earth.

Pablo Neruda

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

I believe
in love at first sight
but I will always believe
that the people
we love
we have loved before.
Many, many, many times before, and when we stumble
through grace and circumstance
and that brilliant illusion of choice
to finally meet them again,
we feel it faster
each time through.

Tyler Knott Gregson

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

The one glance that set life alight
is two sets of two eyes
staring through the layers
of lifetimes and stolen glances
and first kisses and hands held;
the brace against the weight
and unrelenting tide
of waiting.

I believe
in love at first sight
but am not burdened with the misconception
that it’s a first sight
at all.

 Tyler Knott Gregson

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

All was over in a moment. I had fulfilled my destiny. I was a captive and a slave.

There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.

“David Copperfield,” Charles Dickens

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

E.E. Cummings

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

Pablo Neruda

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation,

and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds.

Vladimir Nabokov

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

You were what the wind was making with illuminated leaves.
Behind the nocturnal mountains, white lily of conflagration,
ah, I can say nothing!  You were made of everything.

Pablo Neruda

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Dianna Capco Photography - Alvin & Melanie

Congratulations Alvin and Melanie!!! 

Hair: Arianne Cuenco 

Makeup: E.J. Belen Litiatco

Styling: Nastasja Lopez and E.J. Belen Litiatco